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Nature Out of Balance: How Invasive Species Are Changing the Planet


Series
Orca Footprints

by
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Imprint
Orca
ISBN
9781459823952
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Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers and illustrated with color photographs. Find out about the global problem of invasive species, the good and the bad, and what you can do to support the ecosystems around you.

Plants, animals, insects and fish are moving in. Invasive species threaten local ecosystems and the planet’s biodiversity, but are they all as bad as we think they are? In Nature Out of Balance:How Invasive Species Are Changing the Planet author Merrie-Ellen Wilcox profiles all-star invasive species around the world, starting in her own neighbourhood, and warns that humans are the most invasive species of all. We find out how and why species become invasive, what we can do to stop their spread and whether it’s time to think differently about invasive species that are here to stay.Suggested resources. Glossary. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 8"

Dewey

578.6

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1200L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres


Topics

Introduced organisms. Biological invasions. Invasive species. Ecosystems. Nature and environment. Plants and animals. Environmentalism.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6–This latest series entry provides a thorough overview of invasive species and how they impact the ecosystems into which they are introduced. Compelling real-life examples from around the world show the consequences of introducing a plant, insect, or animal into an environment where it is not native. The brief stories and explanations invite readers to think more critically about the living beings in their own communities. The text concludes with concrete actions that readers can take to avoid and combat the effects of invasive species. The attractive design features “Invasive All-Stars” sections and short “Eco-Fact” sidebars. There are a mix of stock photos, historical and scientific images, and photos obtained from conservation and environmental management groups. While many of the scientists and volunteers depicted are white, there are also some children of color. One photo shows a young person working on pulling invasive plants while using a motorized wheelchair. Back matter includes a resource list, an index, and a glossary. VERDICT A high-quality introduction to a topic not often covered in books for middle graders.–Sarah Reid, Four County Lib. Syst., NY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-6–This latest series entry provides a thorough overview of invasive species and how they impact the ecosystems into which they are introduced. Compelling real-life examples from around the world show the consequences of introducing a plant, insect, or animal into an environment where it is not native. The brief stories and explanations invite readers to think more critically about the living beings in their own communities. The text concludes with concrete actions that readers can take to avoid and combat the effects of invasive species. The attractive design features “Invasive All-Stars” sections and short “Eco-Fact” sidebars. There are a mix of stock photos, historical and scientific images, and photos obtained from conservation and environmental management groups. While many of the scientists and volunteers depicted are white, there are also some children of color. One photo shows a young person working on pulling invasive plants while using a motorized wheelchair. Back matter includes a resource list, an index, and a glossary. VERDICT A high-quality introduction to a topic not often covered in books for middle graders.–Sarah Reid, Four County Lib. Syst., NY

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